147 Barret Lane
Berea, Kentucky 40403

Retreat and Study Program Topics

The Ark offers guided retreats on selected themes announced in advance. A list and descriptions of these retreats are provided regularly in our periodical Soundings and may also be found on our web page entitled Upcoming Events.

Groups may request retreat and study program leadership on chosen topics. These include topics for guided retreats offered periodically by The Ark as described above, or a group may explore the possibility of staff leadership for a retreat on a topic of its own choosing.

Some sample topics include:

  • Pathways to Prayer and Meditation
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Nourishing the Soul
  • Journey to the Center: A Labyrinth Retreat
  • Seasons of the Spirit
  • Suffering, Loss, and the Path to Healing
  • Creative Aging: Becoming a Tribal Elder
  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
  • Spiritual Resources for Peace-Making and Justice
  • Rediscovering the Psalms: Dialogues with God
  • Caring for Caregivers
  • Exploring Spiritual Direction
  • Parable and Story as Spiritual Guides
  • Seedtime and Harvest: Opening the Self Transformation
  • Community and Spiritually
  • Telling My Story: Women on the Journey
  • Gathering the Fragments, Blessing the Whole
  • Coming to Rest: Keeping Sabbath in Our Daily Lives

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